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Viruses: Malware/Spyware

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What is all this talk about Viruses? Basic information on viruses...the difference between malware and spyware. So you think your computer has a virus? Don't panic! Few virus infections ever result in the loss of any data. Most are just an inconvenience and an annoying waste of time. They can also be an embarrassment and an annoyance for others as your computer spreads the virus to other people. But a virus infection is rarely a disaster. Cleaning your computer can sometimes be easier said than done. Many popular anti-virus programs are good at detecting viruses but poor at removing them. Often, people lose data because they could not remove a virus and ended up reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows. But such drastic measures are rarely necessary. This article will show you how to determine whether your computer is really infected with a virus, and if it is, how to go about cleaning it.